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Volunteers make tax season less taxing, stressful

June 26, 2014

(Photo submitted)

Community Action, Inc. and The Jefferson County Area Agency on Aging honored volunteers who served over 2,000 hours as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers in Clarion and Jefferson counties.

This tax season, 1,387 returns were successfully e-filed, bringing federal refunds and Earned Income Tax Credits totaling $1,050,213 into local communities.

The VITA Program offered free tax help to families earning $52,000 or less. All volunteers received free training and were certified by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

If you are interested in volunteering for the VITA Program next year, contact Janeen Love, Senior Corps-RSVP project director, at 814-938-3302, ext. 236; toll-free at 1-800-648-3381; or via e-mail at volunteer@jccap.org.

Volunteer tax preparers who contributed to this year’s success included (back row, from left) Pat Thompson, John Mester, Gene Beer, Bob Ciancio, Ken Hogue; (middle row) Tom Ransel, Merlena Collins, Donna Maines, Rosalee Steele, Dennis Kinol, Sally Ringland, Will Barris, Howard Beezer; (front row) Chris Kolodish, Barb McGee, Melva McGranor, Renee Vowinckel and Carol Zerbe.

Not pictured are Judy Brady, Barb Holcombe, Paulette Ochs, Nancy Houser, Chris Duncan, Mona Jane Wenner, Terry Bouch, Kayla Miller and Lauren Hollobaugh. (Photo submitted)

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